Life Group Questions
- How did this sermon speak to you?
- Read Ephesians 2:10 & John 14:12. According to this God has created us and saved us to do good works, His works! Jesus says in John 14:12 that we will do even greater things than He did! Do you believe that? When was the last time you participated in the miraculous work of God?
- Read John 6:1-6. What was Jesus seeking to accomplish by giving the test to the disciples? How is that lesson relevant to you?
- Read the parallel passage of the feeding of 5000 in Mark 6:35-37. This is the first response to Jesus’ test. Philip asks Jesus to send the people away to meet their own needs, because he did not realize that God wanted to use him (Philip and the other disciples) to meet the need. The truth is that you cannot meet everyone’s needs but what needs has God called you to meet? Are you turning away from opportunities to be used by God in the miraculous because you haven’t realized that God wants to use you personally as His ambassador, His hands and feet?
- Read John 6:7 & Philippians 4:13. Here we see the disciples respond to Jesus request (test) by focusing on their ability and not on God’s ability. They were focused on their own limitations and not on God’s power. How has God called you to step out and meet a need that is beyond your ability and power? Note: If you think God hasn’t then you are not listening hard enough or stepping out far enough!!! (Ephesians 3:20)
- Read John 6:8. Here we see Andrew offer up all that he has available and surrender it to God. Look at the question of Andrew…he didn’t even know if it would work. But nonetheless he was willing to surrender all to God! Are you willing to surrender everything to God, even if it means that you will be in need, in order to participate in the miraculous and live the extraordinary life Christ has called you to? If you are, then what does that surrender practically look like? If you are not willing to surrender everything to participate in the miraculous then why not? What are you afraid of?
- Read John 6:9-13. The disciples picked up 12 baskets full of bread illustrating God’s faithful provision, one basket for each disciple. What are some examples of God’s faithfulness to you when you have surrendered to Christ?
- You cannot meet everyone’s need but you can meet some! You can’t serve in every ministry but you can serve in some! You can’t share Christ everyone in the world but you can share with some! How are you willing to step out today and be used by God to do the miraculous?